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Fundraisers provide the primary cash flow for many Sonoma County nonprofit organizations. Here’s a list of 2018’s major events sponsored by local agencies.

FEBRUARY

Feb. 3: Bourbon, Bacon and Beer Speakeasy Party, benefiting Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels, councilonaging.com/bourbon-bacon-and-beer

Feb. 3: Sonoma County Farm Bureau Crab & Wine Fest, sonomafb.org

Feb. 4: “The Big Game,” benefiting Council on Aging and Meals on Wheels, councilonaging.com/the-big-game

Feb. 9: Make Kids Smile Again Awards Dinner at Vintner’s Inn, PDI Surgery Center, pdisurgerycenter.org/npeevents.aspx

Feb. 24: Desserts, Purses and Cocktails, supports the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, volunteernow.org; volunteernow.org/services/desserts-purses-cocktails

MARCH

March 3: Give Me Shelter, Healdsburg Center for the Animals, sonomahumane.org/gms

March 4: Red Carpet Evening to benefit the Alexander Valley Film Society. avfilmsociety.org

March 4: Academy Night at Rialto Cinemas, Food For Thought, fftfoodbank.org

March 31: Who’s Got The Chop’s Lip Sync Battle, Luther Burbank Center, Chops Teen Center, chopsonline.com

APRIL

April 7: Dancing with the Stars and Stripes, Sonoma Country Day School Jackson Theater, dancingwiththestarsandstripes.org

April 7: The Art of Dessert, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts education programs, lutherburbankcenter.org/support-us/other-ways-to-give/art-of-dessert

April 13: Wine, Women and Cheese at Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, YWCA Sonoma County, ywcasc.org

April 14: Reading Between the Vines at Jordan Winery, United Way of Wine Country, unitedwaywinecountry.org/take-action/give/womenunited

April 14: SAY Soiree, Social Advocates for Youth, saysc.org/soiree

April 21: Evening with the All-Stars Gala, Hanna Boys Center, hannacenter.org

April 21: Quaker Tea, benefits Friends House, friendshouse.org

April 21: Healdsburg/Geyserville Dinner & Auction, Boys & Girls Clubs of Sonoma County, bgccsc.org/events

April 27: Real Heroes Breakfast at Hyatt Vineyard Creek, Red Cross, 707-577-7600. tinyurl.com/yb44gwnd

April 28: 10,000 Degrees of Opportunity Gala, benefits scholarship funds, 10000degrees.org/event/one-amazing-night-2018

April 28: Human Race, benefits many nonprofits. humanracenow.org; scvolunteercenter.org

April 28: Empty Bowls dinner and auction, Redwood Empire Food Bank, refb.org

MAY

May 5: Meals on Wheels Derby Day, Council on Aging, councilonaging.com/derby-day

May 11: Go Red for Women, American Heart Association, Northbaygoredluncheon.heart.org

May 17: Keegan Leadership Series, Memorial Hospital, tinyurl.com/ycryqdox

TBA: Resorts in Bloom Garden Tour, West County Health Centers, resortsinbloom.com

JUNE

June 1-17: Sonoma Wine Country Games, Council on Aging, winecountrygames.com/councilonaging.com

June 8: Annual Golf Tournament, Sonoma County Farm Bureau Ag Programs, sonomafb.org/golf-tournament

TBA: Roasters 2 Roasters Benefit Walk/Run, Green Acre Homes and School, greenacrehomes.org

June 9: Beerfest: The Good One, Face to Face, beerfestthegoodone.com or f2f.org

June 9: Annual Gala, Becoming Independent, becomingindependent.org. becomingindependent.org/event/annual-gala/

June 23: Wine, Women and Shoes, Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County, healthcarefoundation.net/events/wine-women-shoes

JULY

July 12: Love of the Land, Sonoma County Farm Bureau, sonomafb.org/love-of-the-land

AUGUST

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Aug. 10: Wags, Whiskers & Wine, Sonoma Humane Society, sonomahumane.org/gala

Aug. 18: Harvest of the Heart, Ceres Community Project, ceresproject.org

Aug. 25: Red and White Ball, Sonoma Valley Education Foundation, svgreatschools.org

SEPTEMBER

Sept. 6: Be Great Golf Challenge, benefits Windsor Boys & Girls Clubs, bgccsc.org/events

Sept. 15: Art for Life, Face to Face, artforlifef2f.com or f2f.org

Sept. 23: North Bay Heart Walk, American Heart Association, northbayheartwalk.org

Sept. 29: 40th anniversary Gala, PEP Housing, pephousing.org

TBA: Pinnacle Capital Mortgage Invitational Golf Tournament, Greenacre Homes and School, greenacrehomes.org

OCTOBER

Oct 20: Back to the Future, Chop’s Teen Center, chopsonline.com

Oct. 18-21: Alexander Valley Film Festival in Cloverdale, Geyserville and Healdsburg, to benefit Alexander Valley Film Society. avfilmsociety.org

Oct. 21: Pinot on the River, benefits Boys & Girls Clubs, bgccsc.org/events

Oct. 28: Carousel Fund Run at Ellis Creek, Petaluma’s Carousel Fund, carouselfund.org

TBA: Catwalk for a Cure, North Bay Womens Health Center, sutterpacific.org/catwalk

TBA: Royal High Roller Motorcycle Run, Green Acre Homes and School, greenacrehomes.org

NOVEMBER

Nov. 17: Holiday Faire, benefits Friends House, friendshouse.org

Nov. 29: Dining Out For Life, Food for Thought, fftfoodbank.org

TBA: Casino Night, Cloverdale Arts Alliance, cloverdaleartsalliance.org

DECEMBER

Dec. 6-9: Light Up A Life, Hospice events in Healdsburg, Petaluma, Santa Rosa and Oakmont, hospicelightupalife.org

Dec. 31: 10th annual New Year’s Eve Gala Concert, Petaluma Museum, petalumamuseum.com

Dec. 31: Bubble Ball New Year’s Eve Gala, Green Acre Homes and School, greenacrehomes.org

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